New Executive Director for Economy, Transport and Environment appointed

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Graham Hughes has been appointed as Cambridgeshire County Council’s Executive Director for Economy, Transport and Environment following a successful recruitment process.

The high profile role is responsible for improved infrastructure, economic development and working with the widest possible range of partners from Government, health, education and business sectors.

The position was made vacant following Alex Plant’s recent departure. Graham has most recently been the Council’s Service Director for Strategy and Development and brings wide experience of tackling the challenges facing local authorities.

Mark Lloyd, Chief Executive at Cambridgeshire County Council “I’m delighted to announce that Graham Hughes has been successful following a very testing assessment and interview process. Graham excelled to win the support of the Councillors on the final interview panel. He will take up his new responsibilities immediately.“

Councillor Steve Count, Chair of the Appointments Committee said “This is a high profile role under local, national and international scrutiny. We were looking for high calibre leadership when we advertised for the post and we needed someone who not only had the right expertise but who could offer creative and innovative approaches to the challenges we are facing. Graham impressed us all and we’re delighted he has accepted the position.”

Graham said “This is an exciting time for Cambridgeshire with a range of big projects ahead of us such as the A14, Science Park Station and the City Deal, but it’s also a time of major challenges. I will build on the excellent work by Alex and will work hard to ensure that the benefits of growth can be felt right across the county for all our residents.”